Chrysler Recalls 281,500 Vehicles for Wrong Side Deploying Airbags

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on July 17, 2013

As reported by Autoblog.com, Chrysler Group LLC has issued a recall for 281,500 of its vehicles for a defect compromising the safety of its airbags. Of these vehicles, 224,000 were sold in the United States, 49,300 in Canada, 2,900 in Mexico, and 5,300 in other countries around the world.

Chrysler’s 2013 models of their Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, and Ram C/V Tradesman vehicles are affected by the recall. The automobiles, which were manufactured from May 10, 2012 through June 7, 2013, may contain a software error that causes the opposite side airbag to deploy in a crash. Should the vehicle be involved in a collision, the right side airbag will deploy when the left side bag should be deployed, and vice versa.

This error may leave a vehicle occupant unprotected in the event of a crash and at risk of serious injuries. Chrysler will notify owners of the affected vehicles and begin the recall in August 2013. Dealers will make adjustments to the occupant restraint control module to reset the system and prevent wrong side deployment. There will be no cost to the car owners for this remediation.

Owners can learn more about this recall by calling Chrysler at (800) 247-9753 and referencing recall campaign number N44.

The help of a skilled New Jersey airbag defect injury lawyer from Blume Forte can give you the information you need to become aware of and protect your rights and options after an auto-product related accident. By calling (973) 635-5400, you can receive a no-cost consultation.

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